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Everyone expects the Miami Marlins to eventually trade
outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, and when that time comes the Detroit Tigers are a
candidate to be a “major player,” according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston
The Marlins have said they’re interested in retaining
Stanton long-term and have no desire to trade him. However, they’re also not
expected to offer the slugger a contract extension this season. Most believe
Stanton will ultimately take the path of his predecessors, including Hanley
Ramirez, Josh Johnson and Miguel Cabrera, and be traded.
When the Marlins seriously begin taking calls on Stanton,
one American League executive Cafardo spoke with believes the Tigers could be
major players for the outfielder. The team has strong ties to the Marlins, as
the sides completed the trade that sent Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to Detroit
several years ago.
Beyond their past connections, the Tigers also have several
prospects that should appeal t...
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The family of Detroit Tigers reliever Bwas attacked by three armed robbers in Venezuela. The robbers threatened to return and kidnap Brayan Villarreal’s relatives in the future. Police were alerted by a neighbor of the situation. According to police reports the robbers assaulted Villarreal’s father and threat
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Brayan Villarreal was sitting at a Red Lobster restaurant when he was texted by his mother that there was danger at his home in Venezuela.
Villarreal was stunned to find out that his father, mother, and 14-year-old brother had been robbed at gunpoint in their own home and held captive last Friday. None of them were harmed, but his father and brother were tied up.
Aaron Westlake, the Detroit Tigers’ 22nd round pick in 2010 out of Vanderbilt, has not had many opportunities to prove himself thus far in spring training. He took advantage of one of his few chances on Sunday, though, blasting a home run in Detroit’s loss to the Braves.
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Westlake hit .249 with nine home runs and 69 RBI for Class A West Michigan...
Justin Verlander just admitted something for the first time. The ace of the Detroit Tigers has accomplished a lot in his career. M.V.P and Cy Young Awards. Being the starting pitcher in an All-Star game. Pitching numerous times in the World Series. Oh, and don’t forget two no-hitters. One of the things that the Tigers [...]
Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Brayan Villareal is breathing a bit easier today after his family was unharmed after an armed kidnapping attempt in his native Venezuela.
The Tigers confirmed Sunday that the family of relief pitcher Brayan Villarreal was the target of an unsuccessful armed kidnapping on Friday night in Venezuela.
No members of Villarreal's family were harmed...
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